I have started installing Win 7Pro when it got to the point where it asked for a driver for storage device, I searched the Intel support site and found S5500 Based Server AHCI SATA Storage Driver for Windows, downloaded the
RST_220.127.116.112_Win_drivers_and_utils.zip, unzipped it , choose "Intel® ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller" but I got a blank screen, why?
I checked the motherboard BIOS selected AHCI for MASS Storage Device then browse for driver again this time it picked ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller however it still won't install Windows 7. Anyone have this problem before ? I setting the machine up with one hard disk and one DVD ROM only. Where is the correct SATA driver for this motherboard?
Forgot to say , hard disk was used on a RAID 5 setup with a adaptec controller, condition of the drive close to brand new..
If you are using an adaptec RAID controller, you should be using an adaptec driver. The driver you downloaded is only if you are running the drive off the motherboard ports.
you're using the correct drivers. try wiping the disk out and try again. it could be picking up leftover adaptec metadata on the disk.